Kreyder Alexis (1839 - 1912)
Famous French painter, a master of still life. Born in Andlau, France. In 1855 studied under the guidance of E. Laville in Strasbourg, then under the guidance of J. Zippelius in Mulhouse. In 1859 moved to Paris. In 1863 - 1864 spent nearly a year in Barbizon, where he worked with the famous founder of the barbizon school T. Rousseau. In 1863 debuted at the Paris Salon and became its permanent member, annually exhibited still lifes of flowers and fruit, paintings depicting the fragments of greenhouses, flower beds, gardens and parks. In 1867 the critics called his work "The Rose Bush in Autumn" as one of the best paintings exhibited at the Salon for the past ten years. On World Exhibitions in Paris was awarded the Medal of 1st class (1867) and silver medal (1889). The same year he became a Knight of the Legion of Honor. He was a member of the Society of French Artists, in 1890 became the member of the National Society of Fine Arts. Exhibitor of the salons of Society of Landscape Painters and of the Society of art lovers, where the artist's works had great success. In 1900 participated in the World Exhibition in Paris. Pictures are stored in the Louvre, Orsay Museum, the museums of Strasbourg, Osh city, Colmar, Epinal, Mulhouse (all - France) and other museum collections of Europe and the USA.
Painters works:Auction №25 Lot №150
«Lilac», the end of the nineteenth - beginning of the twentieth century.
Oil on canvas; 42х71
Price: 35 000 - 45 000 uah